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    Building the Pinacle Creek Mining & Timber Co. RR

    Thread Starter: HOexplorer

    This is my opening thread on the PCM&T. It is a small mining layout in SE Alaska up one of the fjords. It is October 1931. Shown is the woodworking being done over my old N scale layout. This layout will have three levels. The highest level will be reached by a switchback. There will be two...

    Last Post By: Edsland Yesterday, 06:44 PM Go to last post

    Running Bear's LXXIII Coffee Shop

    Thread Starter: bnsf971

    This is the new place. Watch out for flying coffee cups.

    Last Post By: Flip Today, 08:53 AM Go to last post

    Hawks NEW "MHO Junction" layout

    Thread Starter: Hawkesburytrain

    Hey everyone, October is just around the corner and I should be starting with my new layout soon. I'm still finishing my basement, still about 1-2 weeks of work. For now, here's an almost final design. Since I'm not very electrically knowledge, I need help. I have a NCE Pro 5 system...

    Last Post By: Yankeedave23 03-21-2018, 06:36 AM Go to last post

    Membership in the NMRA verses the Number of Model Railroaders in the U.S.

    Thread Starter: NP2626

    I know, it's: "Ask not what the NMRA can do for you; but, rather what you can do for the NMRA"! However, I have been seeking numbers on the membership of the NMRA verses the population of Model Railroaders in the U.S. I have been told that membership in the NMRA is around 17,500 people and that...

    Last Post By: NP2626 Yesterday, 02:28 AM Go to last post

    Peco Turnouts

    Thread Starter: NP2626

    I want to replace an Atlas "Snap Switch" with a Peco #4 Turnout, However, when looking at Peco's inventory, I noticed that Peco's terminology does not give the frog angle, they use terms such as: Small Radius, Medium Radius and Large Radius. Also, I assume that because I prefer powered frogs, I...

    Last Post By: Greg@mnrr 03-21-2018, 08:41 AM Go to last post

    Interesting track plan, Tupper Lake & Faust Junction

    Thread Starter: beiland

    This plan appeared in the Handbook #15, Track Planning Ideas from Model Railroader, (58 track plans from past issues), multiple printings beginning in 1981. I'm interested in posting a scan of that layout plan from my issue of that magazine, so that it might be discussed here on the forum. BUT,...

    Last Post By: beiland Today, 08:48 AM Go to last post